Events:  Ecumenism and Interfaith

An Advent Dialogue

This Advent, join in a Baptist-Catholic dialogue on Christian experience. Join us on Zoom for this unique ecumenical journey with a series of five small-group theological reflection workshops. In each session, participants from the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada will join together with participants from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina to faithfully explore the experience of sacred Scripture in our daily lives. So, grab your coffee cup, and let your hair down, and begin a journey with friends old and new this Advent season.

Group #1 - Wednesday evenings 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (CST), November 23rd - December 21st,  or
Group #2  - Friday afternoons 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CST), November 25th - December 23rd

To register, or for further information contact: lynda.theoworkshops@usask.ca







Ecumenical Advent Series: What Are We Waiting For?


As Christmas and the holidays approach, Christians experience the season of Advent as a time of expectant waiting and preparation. This year, there will be a special ecumenical series of Advent meditations and conversations on the question: “What are we waiting for?,” with Canadian church leaders, including:
  • Rev. Dr. Robert Faris, Moderator, The Presbyterian Church of Canada
  • Rev. Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada
  • Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Moderator, The United Church of Canada
  • Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Primate, Anglican Church of Canada
On each Thursday in Advent (Dec. 1, 8, 15,  and 22), listeners are invited to join a live discussion at 6:00 pm SK time, via Zoom, with one of the leaders on that week’s Advent theme. Attendees will be able to ask questions during the online conversation.

Also, each Monday during Advent, the church leaders will release an ecumenical Advent meditation focused on one of the four Advent themes and will address challenges and opportunities facing the Canadian churches.

Find out more and register at https://presbyterian.ca/2022/11/08/ecumenical-advent/

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023 - Do good; seek justice (Isaiah 1:17)
January 18 to 25, 2023


Learning to do right requires the decision to engage in self-reflection. The Week of Prayer is a time set aside for Christians to recognize that the divisions between our churches cannot be separated from divisions within the wider human family. Praying together for Christian unity allows us to reflect on what unites us and to commit ourselves to confront oppression and division amongst humanity.

The 2023 WPCU resources were developed by the Minnesota Council of Churches. They reflect the ecumenical work on racial justice in the U.S. following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020.

Resources are now available at https://weekofprayer.ca, including an order of worship, hymn suggestions, 8 days of scripture reflections on the theme, and materials for children and youth.

New this year: resources for campus ministry

Canadian resources for the 2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the ecumenical WPCU Writing and Animation Team of volunteers from member churches of the Canadian Council of Churches working in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, and the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada.

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8 Day Bible Study  - Do good; seek justice (Isa. 1:17)

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and the Regina Council of Churches will once again be offering an 8 day online Bible study on the theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Each day will be led by a different Christian leader from across Saskatchewan. Mark your calendars for Jan. 18 to 25 from 12:15 to 1pm (except Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3pm).

Free registration required. TBA



Ecumenical Log Drivers: Forming Agents of Reconciliation for Church and World

The 2023 De Margerie Lectures on Christian Reconciliation and Unity
Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers, OGS (Anglican Bishop of Quebec)

In the past century the ecumenical movement has made extraordinary efforts in healing the wounds of division in the the church. However, despite efforts to educate and inspire successive generations of Christian leaders about the quest for the church’s visible unity, an ecumenical malaise has set in which ignorance, fear, mistrust, suspicion, stereotypes, caricatures, recrimination, anathematization—even persecution continue in the relations between divided churches. Drawing on decades of reflection on ecumenical reception and formation, Bishop Myers presents an approach to teaching the practical and theological aspects of ecumenism in a way that is both holistic and pragmatic and offers the potential to raise up a new generation of church leaders who are also agents of reconciliation and Christian unity.
  • Wed. Jan. 18, 7:00 pm at Campion College, Regina
  • Thurs. Jan. 19 at 7:00 pm at St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon
You are invited to the 11th annual De Margerie Lectures. In-person and livestreamed, there will be two different lectures. Please plan to view or attend both. Details TBA.

Bishop Myers has been bishop of Quebec since 2017. Raised on a farm in Glengarry County, Ontario, he studied at the University of Toronto before a decade as a parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa and Quebec City. He completed his theological studies at McGill University, Montreal Diocesan Theological College, Bossey Ecumenical Institute, and the University of Geneva. He has recently completed a doctor of ministry at St. Paul University in Ottawa. He is a professed member of the Order of the Good Shepherd, an international community of Anglicans who share a common rule of life. Before election as bishop, he served parishes in Quebec City and the Magdalen Islands, and as Coordinator for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the Anglican Church of Canada.

The De Margerie Lectures are named in honour of Fr. Bernard de Margerie, a priest of the Diocese of Saskatoon who has dedicated his whole life in ministry to the promotion of Christian unity. In this 11th year of the lecture series, we are expanding to offer lectures in both Regina and Saskatoon under the sponsorship of St. Thomas More College, the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, the Archdiocese of Regina, and Campion College.



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Nicholas Jesson - njesson@archregina.sk.ca
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina
tel: 306-352-1651, ext. 6736 NEW
The Archdiocese of Regina is located on Treaty 4 Territory, the traditional lands of the Nêhiyawak, Nahkawé, and Nakota, and homeland of the Dakota, Lakota, and Métis peoples. Our ministry is supported by the Archbishop's Appeal - https://archregina.sk.ca/giving














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